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Foster completed three days of joint practices with the Broncos and prompted coach Bill O'Brien to call him "very impressive," the Texans' official site reports. O'Brien was particularly impressed with Foster's ability as a receiver out of the backfield.

O'Brien didn't say whether or not Foster would play in Saturday night's preseason game against Denver.

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Foster increased his activity during Tuesday's practice, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Foster ran primarily with the first-team offense during the first of three joint practices with the Broncos.

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Foster did not play in Saturday's preseason game against Atlanta. Jonathan Grimes once again started at running back for the Texans.

This was expected as Foster only returned to practice this week following an extended absence due to a hamstring injury. We'll be worried if he doesn't play next week.

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Foster, who had missed several days of training camp with a hamstring injury, was on the practice field for a second consecutive day Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Head coach Bill O'Brien said Foster was "closer to being full time," but stopped short of saying the running back would play this weekend against the Falcons.

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Foster (hamstring) suited up for Wednesday's practice, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Though we'd expect Foster to be eased back into action during the Texans' joint practices with the Falcons on Wednesday and Thursday, coach Bill O'Brien previously indicated that there's a possibility that the running back could suit up for Saturday's preseason contest against Atlanta. When healthy, Foster is in line to serve as the Texans' top back, but in the wake of Andre Brown's release -- as well as some other moves by the team at the running back position -- the Texans' No. 2 RB slot is up for grabs, with the team's current unofficial depth chart now listing Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue behind Foster, followed by newcomers Ronnie Brown and William Powell.

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Head coach Bill O'Brien reiterated that there's a possibility that Foster (undisclosed) can play this week against Atlanta, the Texans' official site reports.

Foster didn't practice Monday, but O'Brien indicated he's improved and is hopeful he'll play Saturday.

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Foster (undisclosed) could play in this week's preseason game against Atlanta, the Texans' official site reports.

Foster has been sidelined for most of preseason with lingering issues, but head coach Bill O'Brien said "there is a shot" Foster suits up this week.

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Coach Bill O'Brien indicated that Foster (undisclosed) will not play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals, the team's official site reports.

The same applies to veteran wideout Andre Johnson, with the duo having both missed practice for the bulk of the last week, including Thursday's session.

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Foster (undisclosed) said he contemplated retirement after undergoing back surgery last year, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Foster, who sat out Monday's practice, was somewhat philosophical in an interview with ESPN, saying he re-evaluated his life following the surgery. He's still listed as Houston's lead back, but injuries are piling up after three healthy seasons. He missed all of the 2013 preseason and was limited to eight games because of the back.

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Arian Foster (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

Foster only missed a day or two with what the team called a "minor" injury. It was worth noting nonetheless after Foster battled injuries all last summer and ended up missing half the season after back surgery. We don't have a problem with Foster and his second-round ADP, but owners are taking on plenty of risk.